Brown Black Bird

By: Janet, doing it better.

Jul 20 2011

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Category: bird photos, photographs, red-winged blackbird, summer photos

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Aperture:f/7.1
Focal Length:75mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/320 sec
Camera:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

It took me a long time to identify this bird and finally I had to get help. Who would have thought that a red-winged black bird would be brown with no sign of red at all. This was taken in August a few years ago on our front lawn. As I understand it after being courted quite glamourously the female then does all the nesting work and is content in her camouflage. I still have trouble believing the female and male red-winged black bird could be so different!

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